Monday, 27 April 2015

Little Kiwi's Closet: Bow Back Beauty Blog Tour

Hello friends and welcome to my stop on the Little Kiwi's Closet: Bow Back Beauty Blog Tour! I'm excited to tell you all about this gorgeous dress (or top!). Let's get started with the details!

Pattern Sizes: Newborn-12 years
Sewing Level: Confident Beginner
Fabric type: Knit (95% cotton, 5% lycra)
Bodice Style Options: Natural waist and hip length
Back options: Bow or plain
Onesie option with or without skirt
Skirt Options: Peplum skirt at waist or hip, double peplum, skirt + peplum, dress (below knee), or Hi-Low
Sleeve Options: Sleeveless, short, short with cuff, or long 

Lydia includes fabric requirement charts and cutting charts in both metric and imperial measurements. She also provides a printing chart so you can choose what pieces to print based on the options you are sewing. (Awesome!!)

For the Bow Back Beauty blog tour, I chose to make a bow back sleeveless dress. One Red Blossom sent me this awesome Robert Kaufman by Ann Kelle Laguna knit fabric! It's so soft, bright, and wonderful! (Go now and check out One Red Blossom! They have a fabulous selection of fabrics, are super fast at shipping, have great pricing, and are lovely to work with!)

 **I should note I made this one with a 12 month top (fits perfect) and an 18 month skirt. My daughter is quite tall and I want it to fit her all summer :) **

 That bow!! <3

 I chose to hem the bottom of my dress with a rolled hem, creating this lettuce edge. Isn't it fabulous! It was my first time doing a rolled hem on knit! Thanks for the instructions, Lydia!

The instructions for the Bow Back Beauty are very thorough in explaining how to sew with knits. They provide options when sewing the bindings and hemming the skirt. The PDf is full of pictures to go along with the detailed instructions. The pattern is a SUPER quick sew and SUPER fun too :)

Thank you so much to Little Kiwi's Closet and Lydia for allowing me to be a part of the Bow Back Beauty Blog Tour! It has been an honor and I look forward to making many more of these dresses and tops!

Oh! Don't forget to hop on over to the other blogs featured on this tour!

And finally, here is your chance to win a copy of the Bow Back Beauty pattern:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Much love,